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The murky LTPAC interoperability landscape

June 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Providers, vendors and techies are gathering at the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit in Reston, Va., this week to discuss the challenges to interoperability and the cost felt by patients, providers and payers.

Cedars-Sinai, HomeHero partner to help patients safely transition home

June 23, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Safe Transition Home program is designed to reduce impatient hospital readmissions, raise patient satisfaction and improve health outcomes. 

LeadingAge CAST adds new EHR adoption model

June 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The site-adaptable model is being added to the organization’s portfolio of long-term care electronic health record selection tools.

Learning to operate under the value-based payment model

June 14, 2016  |  Richard A. Royer, MBA
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By Richard A. Royer, MBA, CEO of Primaris

For nursing homes, learning to operate under a new payment model is challenging after existing in the fee-for-service sphere for so long. But the introduction of new value-based programs requires nursing...

Formation Healthcare Group launches new SNF comparison tool

May 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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PARA-SCOPE software evaluates risk for post-acute providers by analyzing data from Nursing Home Compare and American Health Care Association along with Formation Healthcare Group proprietary models.

Play a mobile game to advance Alzheimer’s research

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The new mobile game Sea Hero Quest asks players to help a grown son recover his father’s memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Data collected from the game will help scientists study spatial navigation. 

PointRight names new president and CEO

May 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Newly appointed president and CEO Steven Scott will be tasked with scaling predictive data analytics company PointRight for growth in both the payer and provider markets of long-term post-acute care.

LTPAC exec services and software companies partner

May 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Pathway Health and Prime Care Technologies will help long-term post-acute care providers capture data and use business intelligence to improve enterprise performance. 

MatrixCare launches next generation CRM

May 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new system builds on the company's 25-year success with long-term care leads tracking and marketing solutions.

AHCA to Congress: Rural SNFs need better technology

April 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Skilled nursing providers in rural areas need better access to broadband connectivity to keep up with the rapidly changing senior care landscape, providers said in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Adding color to ICD-10 codes

April 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A group of health information technology nerds enjoyed finding obscure and absurd ICD-10 codes like toxic effect of venom of bees, intentional self-harm. They thought others might, too, so they found their favorites, formed a publishing company and...

USF study: Brain exercise lets seniors drive on

April 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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University of South Florida researchers say certain types of brain exercise can improve reaction times, staving off cognitive decline and letting seniors hang onto a key piece of independence: a driver's license.

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